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The various conference sessions expose proven approaches for launching and managing creative products and services, managing and marketing talent, assessing and determining when to launch a business, identifying trends and capitalizing on market disruptions, and other strategic challenges.

Programme

Day 1 – 26 September 2018

The Business of Entertainment Conference Guide (Click on the times for more information)

Networking

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BREAK

TOPIC:  Funding for Local Entertainment Projects – brought to you by Joburg Theatre
With various new and old funding models out there, which one of them are viable today for entertainment industries’ entrepreneurs and business? Learn from seasoned creatives and entrepreneurs when they engage with administrators from funding agencies and institutions on how and why looking at funding differently is a viable solution.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER:  Panel Discussion

  • Marcus Desando (CEO: ACT)
  • Makhaola Ndebele (Joburg City Theatres)
  • Commisioning Editor (SABC)
  • Greg Maqoma (Vuyani Dance Company)

KEY TAKE OUT:

  • Financial Management
  • Arts Funding Strategy
  • Funding Models

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR:  All

  • Music
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Radio
  • TV

LUNCH BREAK

TOPIC:  How Blockchain is Changing the Industry
Internationally, blockchain is already a solution to business challenges across industries. What is blockchain technology and what is it already doing for the entertainment industry? Stay ahead and learn about the offerings of the new technology that includes, transparency, security, authentication and cost reduction among other benefits.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER:  Presentation
Rohan Isaacs (Norton Rose)

KEY TAKE OUT:

  • New Technology
  • Global Environment

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR: 

  • Music
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Radio
  • TV

TOPIC:  Connecting Industry & Corporate Business
The ED Ticket Club, in partnership with SAICA ED, is a groundbreaking program that allows small entertainment related businesses the unique opportunity of obtaining support, training and most of all job opportunities. Benefits to the club are plenty and these are unpacked for the first time to the industry and potential funders.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER:  Presentation
Sibusiso Nkosi (SAICA ED)

KEY TAKE OUT: 

  • Business Management
  • Strategy
  • Networking
  • Training

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR:

  • Procurement Departments (across industry)
  • Events
  • Production
  • Music
  • Talent Management

NETWORKING BREAK

TOPIC: Deconstructing the African Music Business
With a new business approach to their record label Soulistic Music and now Flightmode Digital this young and creative team is reinventing the way business is conducted in the music space. Have they cracked the code? Be the first to learn from global trendsetters, as the talk includes a SEAfrica exclusive presentation of the much-anticipated GongBox music-streaming app invented by the legendary Black Coffee.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER: Multimedia Presentation

  • Simukayi Mukuna (Flightmode Digital) featuring Black Coffee on Video

KEY TAKE OUT:

  • Digital Application
  • New Music Business Model
  • New Strategy

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR:

  • Music

TOPIC: The Future Of Entertainment

PRESENTER/SPEAKER: 

  • Bjorn Hufkie, South African Tourism
  • Neo Makhele, Ogilvy South Africa
  • Charles Stuart, PwC Africa – South market

Day 2 – 27 September 2018

The Business of Entertainment Conference Guide (Click on the times for more information)

Networking

TOPIC: The Role Of Cultural Investment In Stimulating Economic Growth In South African Cities

South African as a country is plagued by an economic that is fast descending into recession. Could it be that our investments are misdirected and that not enough emphasis is placed on investment in the Creative Economy as a catalyst for wider economic impact. The presentation will reflect on both the successes and failures of Cities to position economic growth strategies in line with the growing trend of knowledge based economies driven by creative capital. The presentation will also reflect on critical role of partnerships and collaborations as enablers to the ultimate vision and identity of South African cities.

PRESENTERS/SPEAKER: Keynote Presentation

  • Vuyisile Mshudulu (City of Joburg: Director of Arts, Culture & Heritage)

KEY TAKE OUT: Business Strategy

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR: All

TOPIC: Nurturing Pan African Talent
Africa is growning in leaps and bounds with entertainment and inter continental relations have greatly improved and there are those entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of these growth patterns. Waka agency, headed by Rosie Motene is one such pioneering business that has perfected the art of tapping into these new markets by working with and nurturing pan-African talent.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER: Keynote presentation

  • Rosie Motene (Waka Agency)

KEY TAKE OUT: 

  • New Markets
  • Management

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR: 

  • TV
  • Radio
  • Film
  • Events

BREAK

TOPIC:  Marketing and PR – Today! 
Today’s marketing communication mix as we know it continues to be challenged and public relations has been somewhat reinvented in the 21st century. Creativity is not lost to the profession, but there is so much more to it than ever before. In this session we learn today’s top marketing and PR challenges and, most importantly, how to overcome them from today’s top PR experts (with experience in the entertainment industry) and multimedia specialists.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER:  Interviews and Presentations

  • Marang Setshwaelo (Dreamcatcher) with guests:
  • Julio Garcia (Garcia Media)
  • Bokang Mabiletsa (Mind Interactive)

KEY TAKE OUT:

  • Public Relations
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Lead Generation
  • Digital Marketing

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR:  All

  • Music
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Radio
  • TV

LUNCH BREAK

TOPIC:  SA’s Independent Disruptive Music Business Models
New international music businesses that offer various digital services are on the rise and entering our markets than ever before. What solutions do we have to offer to our own music industry business challenges? We reveal these solutions that need the right attention and the right support as AIRCO shares the stage with proudly South African music business innovators.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER:  Symposium

  • Stanley Khoza (Airco) and guests

KEY TAKE OUT:

  • Innovation
  • Business Development

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR:

  • Music

NETWORKING BREAK

TOPIC: The Growth and Future of African Comedy
Arguably the fastest growing sub sector in the continent and it is producing some of biggest international contributors. Some of the brains behind the up surge of the business of comedy share insights, knowledge and their dynamic experiences of the business of comedy.

PRESENTER/SPEAKER: Panel Discussion

  • David Kau (Kau Productions)
  • Donovan Goliath (Goliath & Goliath)
  • Nina Hastie (Trending SA TV Show)
  • Takunda Bimha (Johannesburg International Comedy Festival)

KEY TAKE OUT:

  • New Markets
  • Business Development

INDUSTRY/SUB SECTOR:

  • Comedy
  • Performing Arts
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Topics At A Glance

  • How Blockchain Technology is Changing The Industry

  • Connecting Industry & Big Business (Learn about the ED Ticket Club for small business)

  • Funding for Local Entertainment Projects (Sponsorship insights and trends) – brought to you by Joburg Theatre

  • Nurturing Pan African Talent – Challenges and New Opportunities

  • The Growth and Future of African Comedy (Local Content Opportunity Makers)

  • South Africa’s Disruptive Music Business Models

  • The Role Of Cultural Investment In Stimulating Economic Growth In South African Cities

  • Deconstructing Africa’s Music Business (Features Black Coffee’s GongBox Presentation)

  • Marketing and PR – Today!

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